The brush is one of mans earliest tools; increasingly becoming one of the most specialised, diverse and arguably under-appreciated industries in the world. Despite the superior quality of handmade brushes, the art of brushmaking is under threat. In the UK only one small manufacturer specialising in hand crafted brushes endures.
Through a series of collections, I present the largely unnoticed work of one of the most ubiquitous and adaptable tools of our time.
In this section of the project the functionality of brushes is explored by combining elements of existing brushes to create new ambiguous designs. The vaguely familiar but unusual brushes challenge the user to define their own functions and purposes in order to explain the suggestive forms.
Beech, Hog Bristle